Starting a regular walking program offers numerous health and fitness benefits!
Good for your heart: Walking regularly can help reduce high blood pressure and high cholesterol, both of which contribute to heart disease.
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Eat chicken soup. Bump up your vitamin C intake. Don’t step outside with wet hair. Each year as cold and flu season approaches, you probably hear these common tricks for avoiding illness. However, not all of the prevailing wisdom about viral in... Read more
Recently Lori, a client of mine, called me angry, upset and discouraged. She had just returned from her yearly physical, which she had been eagerly anticipating. Though she hadn't reached her weight-loss goal, Lori had made many lifestyle c... Read more
According to a recent study published in Pediatrics, a child is more likely to be overweight at a young age if his mother was overweight before she became pregnant.
Ohio State University researchers studied data from more than 3,000 children and... Read more
Here are more thoughts and testimonials from the community, our SparkPeople members.
I've tried eDiets, Weight Watchers, TOPPS and never seemed at home. Somehow, I feel more at ease here and I have not explored mo... Read more
Has anyone used SparkPeople while nursing? I want to lose my pregnancy weight but I am also nursing and need to make sure I eat an additional 500 calories. How can I track my food, eat extra calories and still lose weight?... Read more
Working a 12 hour shift today. I am nurses aide and I have had more pop then I should but sometimes it just tastes good when you are thirsty. Not going to have much tomorrow even tho it will be an other 12 hour day... Read more
I lost 10 lbs in 5 days following the calories suggested by spark people plus an extra 500 because I am nursing. I am ecstatic but concerned there may be health risks for me or my 8 week old if I lose at this rate. Any thoughts?... Read more
I am a mother of four kids, I have a very overweight husband (who don't care if I lose weight or not because he thinks I am beautiful just the way I am), I have two dogs, and I am a full time college student in nursing. My life is crazy I have day c... Read more
One of the simple home remedy cure for Blood Pressure is Fenugreek Seeds.The Process:1. Take a pinch of Raw Fenugreek Seeds, about 8 - 10 seeds2. Swallow it with water before taking your breakfast, every morningThe Cure:The seeds of Fenugreek... Read more
Iíve decided to make it an annual tradition to blog about what Iím thankful for at this time of the year. I feel like I do a pretty good job of being thankful year-round for a lot of things in my life: my family, my friends, a stable job that I enj... Read more
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